The Skills and Employability Service at Kent County Council has convened and administers ‘Employer Guilds’.
Each Guild is a Forum representing employers within a sector, along with colleges and training providers that offer training in the relevant sector. Their purpose is to provide an interface between employment and education.
Over 200 employers, and 30 colleges and training providers attend eight Guilds. The Guilds are:
- Construction and the Built Environment
- Creative and Media
- Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing
- Financial Services
- Health and Social Care
- Hospitality, Catering and Transport
- Land Based
Megger is a member of the Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing Guild.
The aim of this Guild is to raise the profile of the engineering industry and promote it as a progressive employment pathway. The benefits of the Guild’s activities will include; an increase in apprenticeships; an increase in work experience opportunities; closer working links between schools and employers; and highlighting the many different and varied careers available in the sector.